Today more than ever, teachers and other educators are looked upon to help shape not only good students but also good citizens. Teaching kids the skills necessary for caring for animals is a process that not only helps them become more responsible but to have compassion for other living things in turn. Most children want to keep a pet but do not know what specifically is involved in caring for them. These useful hints contained in this lesson will help students to determine if they have the …
Keywords: pets care animals
Activities to integrate STEM into grades 6-8.
Keywords: CLASS CLIPS
Gather students in a circle on the floor. Every student removes one shoe. Teacher: I am going to sort the shoes into two piles. After I have made 2 groups you are going to try and guess how I sorted my piles. Next let student volunteers make a sort and the other students guess or predict how the sort was completed. Some sorting ideas are right shoe, left shoe, laces, no laces, high top, low top, colors, numbers, etc. The kids will amaze you with ideas. Extensions of the idea. Let every …
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Keywords: stem, NASA
Middle School Science teacher educating students on Earth, Physical, Chemical, Life, and Environmental Science. I would like resources on grants, Science, Engineering, Technology, and inspiration for new lessons.
Keywords: technology, science, Engineering, integration, and inspiration
From PBS NOVA education, videos and accompanying lesson plans for students in grades 6-12 to learn about, and see, innovation in action, from college students. The Design process includes Generating Ideas, Organizing Ideas, Mapping Strategies to implement those ideas, and Communciating those ideas and the innovation. Website - http://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/from-idea-to-solution-the-design-process/
Keywords: Innovation, design
Are you a psychic? Or better yet, are your students? Can they work to explain how and why an inanimate object, a cellophane fish, moves and interacts with other matter? This activity, which is a modified activity from Chemistry with Charisma from Terrific Science Press, requires students to develop a procedure to test their ideas as to why a cellophane material interacts as it does. While requiring a "cellophane fish" which can be obtained through numerous sources on …
Keywords: hygroscopic, hydrophilic, hydrophobic, infrared radiation, quantum levels, polar, nonpolar
In this modified Chemistry with Charisma activity from Terrific Science, students construct and carry out a procedure for determining the pressure generated in "potato blaster tube." In addition to requiring foresight and generating approximations, students have a fun time propelling potato plugs at a target. Be forewarned, a fun mess is generated.
Keywords: Gas Laws, Inquiry,